The Christmas Chronicles: Brenda's Tales and Traditions from Missouri

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Meet the Maker: Brenda from Missouri

Hello, crafty friends!! Brenda here with you for this special ‚ÄúThe Christmas Chronicles‚ÄĚ blog series!! It‚Äôs so much fun to learn about traditions and rituals from around the globe!! I live right in the center of the United States in a small town in Missouri with my husband of 26 years and our two furbabies (an 11 year old golden retriever and an almost 2 year old goldendoodle).

The Project: Handmade Holiday Joy from Missouri

Stockings are always one of the first things to be hung in our home, after the tree is decorated!! I love the rustic and folk-art feel of the Stocking Full of Coal Stamp Set, although I’ve never gotten coal in my stocking (I guess I’ve always been on the nice list)!! 

Picket Fence Products used on my card: Stocking Full of Coal Stamp Set; Holiday Treasures Fabulous Foil Toner Card Fronts; Evergreen Christmas Foil; Another Joyeux Noel Stamps & Coordinating Dies (sentiment); Winter Blues Sequins, Vintage Christmas & Holiday Stockings Sequin Mixes.

Words and Wishes: US Holiday Greetings

The most common greetings here in the US are the traditional Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. I can’t wait to read the other participants’ festive holiday greetings and phrases!!

Our Family Traditions

We always gather with my husband’s side of the family on Christmas Eve and keep it simple with appetizers and finger foods. We spend Christmas day with my family either at my parent’s or my brother’s home. If we go to my parent’s my mom cooks her amazing lasagna!! My brother and sister-in-law own a fine-dining restaurant, so they go all out on an early afternoon lunch!! My nieces are always super excited to be finished with the meal so they can open their gifts!!

Gifts and Gratitude: A Very Merry Christmas Giveaway 

The Prize: Win the opportunity to choose any 10 products from our website.

Entry Details: To enter, simply leave a comment on any of the blog posts in our series. Each comment on a different blog post counts as a separate entry so be sure to comment on each blog post!

Eligibility: This giveaway is open to participants from around the world, but you must be at least 18 years of age to enter.

Deadline: The entry deadline is December 26, 2023, at 23:59 CST.

Winner Selection & Notification: The lucky winner will be randomly selected from all eligible entries and announced on our blog on December 29, 2023. If you're the lucky winner, please contact us at jen@pfstamps, and we'll guide you through the next steps to claim your prize.

Festive Farewell

Thank you so much for joining me for glimpse of my holiday traditions!! You can find more of my creations over on my blog at or on Instagram @mypapercutcreations!!

Happy holidays, everyone!!

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  • Melissa Leftrick on

    So nice to read what everyone does for the holidays! I really love your card too!

  • Natalie on

    What a lovely card!

  • Tina C on

    Thanks for sharing! Love the coloring on the stocking…so beautiful.

  • Brenda on

    Super cute card. I love stockings.

  • Amy W on

    I like the lasagna dinner ‚Äď we don‚Äôt stick to turkey either.

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